Monday, July 29, 2013

Arrogance - I am sometimes accused of being arrogant. I understand the charge but I think it reflects a misunderstanding of the word arrogance. Having very strong opinions based on reasonable thought is not arrogance, just conviction. Arrogance is the assertion of believing that a person could not possibly be wrong. To make that assertion a person is saying that their mind works so well that it could not possibly make a mistake, which is just plain dumb.